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ScottFromWyoming
(Powell)
Posted: Dec 19, 2017 13:00
 

 Dick_Boba wrote:

 U2 is so 90s

 
 
Carlo9151
(Trieste)
Posted: Nov 29, 2017 8:51
 

 ChrisVIII wrote:
I love the drums in that song ! A lot of rock tonight : nice !!!

 
Oh yes !!
olivertwist
(Atlanta GA)
Posted: Nov 24, 2017 10:35
 

"Love is a lie
Like a hole in the sky
Then you die"

Damn, that's dark.
Pedro1874
(Newton-le-Willows, England)
Posted: Nov 13, 2017 11:18
 

Great segué Bill (from Alt-J and Tessellate) {#Notworthy}
ChrisVIII
(Spain)
Posted: Oct 26, 2017 12:07
 

I love the drums in that song ! A lot of rock tonight : nice !!!
primm
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 11:36
 

{#Devil_pimp}dig it very zesty
coloradojohn
(Looking up at The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 0:58
 

Excellent song... The amazing drumming, in my opinion, sets this apart from others. The percussion downright SIZZLES on this...NICE
Solanus
Posted: Aug 03, 2017 8:02
 

 Dick_Boba wrote:

Why does it have to be "U2" - (???) they get a cheap plug here (???) ...no...I like this band....I gave it a 9 - it's good....they are good - U2 is so 90s

 
First of all, I like this band as well, certainly this song. And I've definitely had my fill of U2's more recent efforts, although I still love almost all of their stuff through Achtung Baby and a few more through Pop.

The point of my statement is that, depending on where you are on the curve of fandom toward a particular group, you might here a song and think:

That sounds just like their previous work - gimme some of that
That sounds just like their previous work - try something new
I'm not sure if I like this song, but I like this band, so I'll give it a shot
I'm not sure if I like this song and I don't know this band, so ... nah
That sounds very similar to a band that I like, so I'll give it a shot
That sounds very similar to a band that I like - do something original, copycat
That sounds very similar to a band that I don't like because I don't like the sound, so ... nah
That sounds very similar to a band that I don't like because I am tired of the band, so I'll give it a shot

Obviously, if the song sounds original or from many disparate sources, then you can more easily judge it on its own merits. In this case, I think it sounds quite a bit like modern U2, but it doesn't have the baggage of Bono et al, so I'm happy to give it a shot.
coloradojohn
(Looking up at The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 2:28
 

Third listen, and wow, I'm definitely thinking that they are operating at some major Rocking capacity here... I love the rich sonic texture!
Dick_Boba
(Houston, Republic Of Texas)
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 17:26
 

 Solanus wrote:
Interesting thought experiment: how would you rate this if the artist was listed as U2 (I think it is rather evocative)? Would you rate based purely on the song or would it be heavily tainted by your (potential) bias toward the band and how this differs from their earlier sound?

 
Why does it have to be "U2" - (???) they get a cheap plug here (???) ...no...I like this band....I gave it a 9 - it's good....they are good - U2 is so 90s
Solanus
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 11:14
 

Interesting thought experiment: how would you rate this if the artist was listed as U2 (I think it is rather evocative)? Would you rate based purely on the song or would it be heavily tainted by your (potential) bias toward the band and how this differs from their earlier sound?
pfwashburn9485
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 11:11
 

Very tasty I'd say boys .... 10 :o)~ Connecticut .
primm
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 11:06
 

{#Sunny} ZESTY!
clwguy
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 11:05
 

crank it all the way up!!
johnybladex
(Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Posted: Jul 06, 2017 20:58
 

 kingart wrote:
I'm not familiar with their material, but I would like to be. This track brings it!

For those who didn't know,
 

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/06/r-i-p-dave-rosser-guitarist-of-the-afghan-whigs-has-died/

 
Gotta check out their ''Algiers'' song! 
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jun 29, 2017 16:17
 

I'm not familiar with their material, but I would like to be. This track brings it!

For those who didn't know,
 

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/06/r-i-p-dave-rosser-guitarist-of-the-afghan-whigs-has-died/
lily34
(GTFO)
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 7:13
 

 Synth80s wrote:
Not the best track on their new album, but still quite good, and with some serious throwback vibes to their early years. Any Whigs is good to hear in my book, and I'm excited that their reformation has resulted in a 2nd new album already. For any fans, the remastered and expanded editions of Gentlemen and Black Love (released over the last couple years) are both essential.

 
i say hallelujah!!
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 7:02
 

The new trend for falsetto is not winning me over.  This is no exception.  Which is a shame, cos I like the Whigs.
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Jun 17, 2017 16:52
 

9 plays in the last month?    I am listening.
Synth80s
(*Beautiful* Southern California (cough, choke, honk))
Posted: Jun 03, 2017 9:05
 

Not the best track on their new album, but still quite good, and with some serious throwback vibes to their early years. Any Whigs is good to hear in my book, and I'm excited that their reformation has resulted in a 2nd new album already. For any fans, the remastered and expanded editions of Gentlemen and Black Love (released over the last couple years) are both essential.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jun 03, 2017 9:01
 

Quality rock imo  (volume helps : )
lizardking
(about an 11 hour drive south to Paradise)
Posted: May 25, 2017 13:53
 

This is a strange track, and yet I'm finding I like it.  It's got a sorta Interpol sound to it, which is probably what I like, although I'm guessing it goes the other way around with Interpol being influenced by the early years of the Whigs.  I remember them from the Sub Pop days as a non-Seattle band.  This newer stuff is much better to my ears; I'm rating a 6 for now.

*edit* This might be the 3rd time I've heard it, and now I'm stuck on the fact that the opening bit sounds like "Calling Elvis" by Dire Straits. Still not completely sold on the sound of the band, although the guitar closing it out kicks ass and I'm bumping up + 1 to a 7.

Long Live RP!